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Bracewell Has 20 Practices and 43 Lawyers Recognized by Chambers USA

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has 20 practices and 43 attorneys recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA.

The firm features three Band 1 practices, which includes Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Texas Banking & Finance and Texas Environment. For the fifth consecutive year (2013-2017), Bracewell’s finance practice is the only group to receive a Band 1 designation in the Texas Banking & Finance table.

Bracewell’s industry focus on energy, finance and technology was highly represented in the rankings. The firm’s energy practice was praised for its client focus and industry knowledge, with one client stating, “I am always impressed with the team at Bracewell. They are very client-oriented and all the lawyers I work with have significant industry experience in addition to their legal acumen.” Bracewell’s finance practice was also recognized by clients for its understanding of the marketplace and its depth, as evidenced by one client commenting that “partners have an in-depth understanding of the energy finance markets, and the junior members of the team are hard-working and responsive.”

The following is a complete list of the firm’s practices and lawyers recognized by Chambers USA:


Banking & Finance

Climate Change
                Jeffrey R. Holmstead
                Matthew Paulson

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
                Deanna E. King
                Catherine P. McCarthy

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
                Ryan S. Holcomb

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
                Michael W. Brooks
                Mark K. Lewis
                D. Kirk Morgan II
                David M. Perlman
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
                W. James McAnelly III
                G. Alan Rafte


Investment Funds: Hedge Funds*
                Cheri L. Hoff

Litigation: Trial Lawyers*
                Paul Shechtman

                Jeffrey B. Andrews

                G. Alan Rafte

Projects: Oil & Gas

Projects: Power               



                Kevin A. Ewing
                Jeffrey R. Holmstead
                Lisa M. Jaeger
                Scott H. Segal


                Daniel E. Hemli

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*
                Paul Shechtman

                Elizabeth L. McGinley


Banking & Finance

                Heather L. Brown
                Kate H. Day
                Mark C. Evans
                Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
                G. Alan Rafte
                Stephanie Koo Song

                William A. (Trey) Wood III

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


                W. Cleland Dade
                Sara Burgin
                Matthew Paulson
                Whit Swift
                Timothy A. Wilkins

                Victoria M. Garcia

Intellectual Property
                Alan D Albright
                Albert B. Kimball
                Constance Gall Rhebergen

Labor & Employment
                Amy Karff Halevy
                J. Tullos Wells

Litigation: Appellate*
                Warren W. Harris

Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources*
                J. Clifford Gunter III

Litigation: General Commercial
                Stephen B. Crain
                J. Clifford Gunter III

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*
                Jeffery B. Vaden

Real Estate
                K. Brock Bailey
                Aaron P. Roffwarg

                Gregory M. Bopp

Technology: Outsourcing
                Jeffrey B. Andrews


Intellectual Property*

                Douglas F. Stewart

*Bracewell received an individual ranking only

Chambers & Partners has been publishing guides to the legal profession since 1990. On the basis of in-depth research, Chambers & Partners identifies the world’s top lawyers in more than 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.